The World Bank is searching for a new coordinator for its NGO Unit to replace John Clarke who is moving to the Asia department to become the Focal Point for NGO relations there. The Bank plans to approach NGOs to help find his replacement from a developing country by January 1999. In the meantime, Aubrey Williams, who has worked as Director of the Participation Unit will stand in.
Also moving from the NGO Unit are Kathryn Baine who will become the NGO Focal Point in the Latin America region, Winona Dorschel will move to Laos to work for the InterAction member agency PACT, and Alex Rondos has resigned.
Mike Edwards, former Save the Children-UK Research and Policy Director, will run a 2-year programme on capacity building and civil society issues.